The Department of Education and Training of the Australian Government has engaged Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) to undertake a project with a number of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries to address the skills needs and develop occupational standards within the port industry in the region.
A delegation of Vocational Education Training and Port Industry representatives from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Australia were involved in a workshop held in Canberra and Sydney from November 16 to 19, 2015.
CINEC Maritime Campus Logistics and Transport Department Head Lalith Edirisinghe participated in the workshop upon invitation by the Australian Government.
During the workshop, it was highlighted that Sri Lanka is always geared to bridge any anticipated gaps with respect to skilled port workers that will be created upon implementation of IORA's skills standards for port operation.
CINEC has 25 years of proven history in supplying human resources globally particularly in the maritime sector.
A special meeting was held at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra- Australia parallel to the IORA workshop attended by Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia Somasundaram Skandakumar and Deputy High Commissioner in Australia Himalee Arunatilaka, Minister Counsellor Chandana Weerasena, Joanna Wood-Director Department of Education and Training- Australian Government and Upul Jayatissa from Sri Lanka Ports Authority who represented the ports sector in Sri Lanka..
(DN - 28122015)